An update on the 5th and last milestone of Spring Framework 5.0…
The name Spring MVC is both well known and widely used but it may surprise a few there is no actual project or independent distribution with that name. Rather it is a module within the Spring Framework distribution called
spring-webmvc. Here is another trivia question. Did you know that the top-level package in the module does not feature “mvc”? Rather it is called
org.springframework.web.servlet. Practically speaking those are details that we don’t have to remember. What matters is that we have a short and memorable name to refer to Spring’s Servlet stack based web framework.